Selecting the best primary school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task. Weighing mountains of inspection reports, assessment data and parents’ opinions against spending precious time with your pre-schooler is not for the faint hearted.
That’s why we’ve done the homework for you. Our Top 50 School League Tables rank the best performing primary schools across England, into a concise and user-friendly table.
Rest easy, we’ve researched and ranked all 16,784 primary schools across the UK. Just enter your postcode or location to view your local primary school League Table. You’ll then be able to compare and contrast local schools thanks to our exclusive School Guide rating and parent-friendly, clear visual format.
We explain how we rank primary schools using our unique School Guide Star Rating below the League Table.
We get very excited about analysing data. Using only the most up-to-date, official government figures from across the UK (including progress scores, SATs results and performance data), alongside Ofsted inspection reports, accurate catchment area mapping and parental feedback, our School League Tables are designed to help you make a hassle-free, informed choice for your primary school-aged child.
School Guide’s League Tables also offer exclusive data that you won’t find anywhere else online. Parents know that some League Tables often focus too narrowly on academic achievement. Our School Guide Star Rating combines a number of official data points including inspection gradings and is 100% objective. You can learn more on About School Guide.
Simply click on the school’s name to view the full data set for primary schools across the UK, and all the data points that produced the final ranking. Not only will you be able to check how likely you are to get in based on up-to-date admissions data, but you can also view detailed exam results that the government no longer publishes.
Our exclusive Star Ratings include important progress scores which show how much progress pupils made in reading, writing and maths between the end of Key Stage 1 and the end of Key Stage 2.
For primary, we rank by our School Guide Star Rating and display the follow data points which go into the rating algorithm:
Pupils Achieving Higher Standard in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs
Pupils Achieving Expected Standard in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs
School Guide is home to the original catchment heat maps. We show you exactly where you need to live to get into a school. Pioneered by School Guide back in 2015 with exclusive government data and used by Rightmove, we have the most tried and tested catchment area heat maps that over 10 million parents in England, Wales and Scotland have used to locate their nearest school.
School Guide’s unbiased and user-friendly league tables are regularly featured in the press as a go-to report on school performance. Our comprehensive school data sets have also been used by leading UK websites such as Mumsnet.
Yes, we have the Top 50 Secondary Schools and the Top 50 Independent Schools, and we explain how we use the School Guide Star Rating to rank these schools with the data that is specific to their stage of education.